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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-07-2007 08:28 PM
Artwerke I for one ,finding out "Teddy" can single hand that Schooner,seriously raised my opinion of him, now I know he can lean to right or starboard at least occasionaly. Art.
01-07-2007 04:54 AM
jones2r Giu,

The guy in the picture you have presented here is Lester Maddox, a past governor of the state of Georgia. IIRC, he is demonstrating his opinion of how the federal government was running the country. In reflection, he may have had a valid point.

In the sixties, and earlier, he owned a cafeteria near the Georgia Tech campus; I used to eat there regularly. (Good food, but not gourmet; wish there were something comparable today. We're being fed garbage since NAFTA, but those who were brought up on fast food don't know the difference.) He had a motorized player piano in the place, and he and his pet myna bird would entertain the dinner guests with whistling accompaniments.

By the late sixties, the Tech campus was expanding, and the Pickrick (the name of the cafeteria) building became the home of the Georgia Tech Placement Center. Today (actually, 10 years ago -- I haven't been on campus in a while .. have to be careful here), it also houses the Campus Security Office.

How he came to be governor is a classic story in American politics. A republican candidate had (probably -- I must be cautious, there is a picky lurker monitoring this site) won the election, an event that was not to be allowed. After a couple of vote recounts, the election was thrown into the Georgia House of Representatives (there may not have been any republican legislators at that time -- maybe one or two at the most), and Lester was elected governor by that august body.

The anonymous face is now no longer anonymous, although I expect there are some on this side of the pond who recognized it. Thought you might be interested to know.

Regards,
Bob
01-07-2007 03:45 AM
Curt Dave, the first three replies were dead center for answers to your question.
I have been looking at some boats with that arrangement myself. I do not care for it and was wondering if there were ways to modify it to a stand behind wheel without compromising the integrity or value of the boat.
Good luck in your search for the boat you want.
01-07-2007 01:45 AM
MaineCub
Quite disappointed

Im quite disappointed in the cynical responses I received here. This makes me believe more then ever that there should be a section for newbie questions, which I requested 6 months ago..
01-05-2007 04:02 PM
stlcat22
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Originally Posted by camaraderie
T34C...I don't know about ironic...but women just don't feel safe with him over water for some reason!
You guys are so cynical. In reality this is simply a display of superior seamanship as he is avoiding overloading his vessel past the Cost Guards recomendation. Teddy+Booze=No more room for other people and no need neither.
01-03-2007 05:13 PM
Denr excellent!!!
01-03-2007 05:11 PM
Giulietta All wrong. Those type of wheels in those boats were designed by this guy, for his own amusement.

Apparentely all his family suffered of this disease. "assus steeirtus"

01-03-2007 04:58 PM
pigslo I looked at a Tayana 37 when I bought my boat 8 years ago. Super strong boats, but when doing the survey it felt like I was backing up a house to leave thr slip.
pigslo
01-03-2007 04:33 PM
Denr The Macs, I put them out of their collective misery? I had them all emptied of fuel and other toxic substances, towed every one of them out into the middle of Lake Michigan and sunk them, they make nice fish habitats.
01-03-2007 04:06 PM
Giulietta They look like those German Tanks sold to Mussolini during WWII. They had 4 speeds reverse and only one speed forward!!!
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